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The Late Bloomer (2016)

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The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

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(based on the book "Man Made: A Memoir of My Body" by), (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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... Attractive Woman
... Peter Newmans
... Josh
... Rich
... Luke
... Nikki
Diana Lyubenova ... Marilyn (as Diana Lubenova)
... Charlie
... Michelle
... James Newmans
... Brenda Newmans
... Caroline Chambers
Joey Greer ... Doug
... Max
... Kenny
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The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

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Based on the (Mostly) True Story of the 30-Year-old Who Just Hit Puberty.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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7 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Dojrzewanie wieku sredniego  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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It was first publicly announced that Skylar Astin was cast in the lead role on the June 9th, 2015 episode director Kevin Pollak's chat show. See more »

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References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »

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Way to Go
from Teen Wolf (1985)
Written and performed by Mark Vieha
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Incredible supporting performances that deserved better.
5 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so here's the thing -- I watched this film over a week ago, and I'm still thinking about it. Why? Because I get riled up over films that are SO CLOSE to being good, but just... aren't.

The Late Bloomer definitely falls into this category. There are bits of dialogue and interactions between characters which are genuinely top-notch comedy, and the supporting cast put in one of the best ensemble performances I've seen in ages. Seriously. Kumail Nanjiani in particular is fantastic, and J.K. Simmons continues to be the best supporting actor in Hollywood right now.

Buuuuuut... there are six writing credits listed, and it's likely that therein lies the problem. The moments of brilliance are almost completely overshadowed by other bits of writing which are, at best, trite, and at worst completely cringe-worthy. The last twenty minutes or so of the film legitimately don't even make sense, and are among the worst I've seen all year. It really feels like something that was cobbled together from different people who had different ideas of what the film should be, and maybe some of those people were... incorrect.

So yeah, I wish this film was as good as it could have been. A lot of inspired performances and great dialogue that deserved better than what this ends up being.


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